There’s no doubt that this year was a little bit, well, s**t.
It’s definitely been a tough one, but I’ve found the perfect antidote to the hot mess that was 2017. It’s a Christmas movie that will restore your faith in humanity and make you believe in magic – if only for a few hours.
It’s called Serendipity and it’s a classic lil’ romantic comedy from 2001, starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale.
It’s all about fate and destiny and everything else we really want to believe in at this time of year.
If you’ve watched it, you will know exactly what I’m talking about. You’re probably clutching your chest right now and remembering all the things that made this movie bloody brilliant – the black cashmere gloves, ice-skating in Central Park, Love In The Time Of Cholera, Aiden from Sex and The City as a weird flute-playing dude.
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If you haven’t watched it – you’re in for a real treat.
Lemme break it down for you, so you’ll understand its full Christmassy, romantic, magic-ky goodness.
During a night of last minute shopping before Christmas (we’ve all been there) Jonathan (Cusack) meets Sara (Beckinsale) in a department store when they both reach for the last pair of black cashmere gloves.
They instantly click and spend a magical evening together – sharing dinner, ice-skating in Central Park etc etc.
Jonathan feels like it’s love at first sight, but Kate believes in destiny and she thinks the universe will send them a sign if they’re meant to be together.
So they devise a plan.
Sara writes her name and number inside a copy of Love In The Time of Cholera. She’s going to sell it to a second hand bookstore the next day and if it makes its way back to Jonathan, they’re meant to be together.